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DES MOINES (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by country singer David Allan Coe against a casino near Des Moines over a 2008 incident.

The 72-year-old singer was tackled, handcuffed and detained after what Coe described as "confrontations'' with "rude'' security personnel after winning a slot-machine jackpot.

Coe was charged with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts after he ignored orders from sheriff's deputies who had been summoned by casino security. The charges where ultimately dismissed.

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A judge tossed out the lawsuit Friday, ruling the deputies weren't casino employees and couldn't have done anything to make Prairie Meadows liable for damage.

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A telephone call from The Associated Press to Coe's attorney, Joey Hoover, was not returned Friday afternoon.

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